Nice flying-fortress I will agree. In Alberta Cdn we had simply thousands of Lancasters & these were the gals that carried massive loads of bombs & not all the self-defense guns like the B-17.
The Lancaster was no luxery aircraft for the crews, compared to the B-17.
We heard of so many stores of when the Brits or Cdns were envited over to the American bases of the good food your chaps had & the luxery of the B-17 vs the Lancasters or the fighter-bomber Mosquitoes. After all our head mechanic was pilot of a Baufighter & finally a number of Mosquito, while Taffy,our part-time mechanic, was a navigator on a Lancaseter.
Let a few of those guys get togeather & talk about funny stores though so often about death as well.
Sort of tells you why they were m/cists as well.